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Man, 19, arrested in shooting at high school football game

Oct. 17, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a 19-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting that wounded five people near a stadium where a high school football game was being played. Mobile police said Jai Scott of Semmes, Alabama, was charged Saturday with five...

Father of suspect in UK lawmaker's slaying is 'traumatized'

Oct. 17, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The father of a man held for the fatal stabbing of a British lawmaker during a meeting with local voters told British media he was shocked and “traumatized” by his son’s arrest, as police continued questioning the suspect under terrorism laws. ...

Freed murderer charged in Florida with slaying of single mom

Oct. 17, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Police have charged a convicted murderer who was released from prison last year with the slaying of a South Florida woman whose body was found in a canal after being missing for three weeks. Eric Pierson, 54, was charged Saturday with first-degree...

Trial in mid-1990s murders of relatives ends in hung jury

Oct. 17, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge declared a mistrial in light of a jury deadlock in the trial of a mother and son in the mid-1990s murders of two family members. Jurors deliberated for almost a week but said Friday they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict...

Robert Durst hospitalized with COVID-19, his lawyer says

Oct. 16, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who days ago was sentenced in a two-decade-old murder case, has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, his lawyer said Saturday, Defense Attorney Dick DeGuerin said he was notified that Durst was admitted...

Funeral held for Louisiana trooper killed during ambush

Oct. 16, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A funeral was held Saturday for a Louisiana State Police trooper who was shot to death in an ambush a week earlier. Hundreds of law enforcement officers gathered for a procession honoring Master Trooper Adam Gaubert, The Advocate reported. The...

St. Louis man charged in shooting that killed 2, wounded 1

Oct. 16, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been charged with killing two women and injuring another in a shooting last month, police said Saturday. Charles Anderson, 62, is accused of shooting the women Sept. 17 inside a vacant home in the city's Fairground neighborhood, the...

Now 41, man who killed 4-year-old at age 13 granted parole

Oct. 16, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Eric M. Smith, who was 13 when he killed a 4-year-old boy with a rock in western New York, has been granted parole, corrections officials said on Saturday. Smith, now 41, appeared for the 11th time before the Board of Parole on October 5 and was...

Arrest in connection with body found in trunk in California

Oct. 16, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

STANTON, Calif. (AP) — An Oklahoma City man was arrested this week in connection with the killing of a man whose body was found in the trunk of a car two years ago in Southern California, authorities said. The 27-year-old suspect was taken into custody in Oklahoma on...

Former firefighter pleads guilty in wife's overdose death

Oct. 16, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former North Las Vegas firefighter awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to manslaughter in his wife's drug overdose death last year. Christopher Candito, 33, pleaded guilty Friday under a plea agreement that includes dismissal of a second-degree...